Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Council Connection: October 2014

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Public Safety Awareness Committee: October 2014

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Also, wanted to highlight the Great California Shakeout...

Great California ShakeOut, October 16

October 16 (10/16) at 10:16 AM is the 2014 Great California ShakeOut.  Join millions of other Californians in this drill to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”  Drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.  Not everyone is near a table or desk when the earth shakes, so here is some information for other places:
  • If you are not near a desk or table, drop to the floor against the interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid exterior walls, windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, large appliances, and kitchen cabinets with heavy objects or glass. Do not go outside!
  • If you are in bed, hold on and stay there, protecting your head with a pillow. You are less likely to be injured staying where you are. Broken glass on the floor has caused injury to those who have rolled to the floor or tried to get to doorways.
  • If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake. Avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards. Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking is over. If a power line falls on the car, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.
  • If you are in a theater or at a stadium stay at your seat and protect your head and neck with your arms. Don't try to leave until the shaking is over. Then walk out slowly watching for anything that could fall in the aftershocks.

More information on the Great California ShakeOut may be found at http://www.shakeout.org/california/

President's Letter: October 2014

Clairemont Town Council will be rockin' it with enough activities this October that we've dubbed it "Rocktober." Alright -- not really. That word could be copyrighted, so we'll leave it alone for now. 

However, we kick this festive month off with a candidate forum on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30pm for San Diego City Council District 6. The forum will be held at Cadman Elementary, and will be moderated by Janet Poutre, Publisher/Editor of the Clairemont Community News.

Candidates Carol Kim and Chris Cate have been invited.

Whoever wins this seat will take over from current councilwoman Lorie Zapf -- who has been elected to the District 2 seat -- and all will be sworn in before the end of the year in December.

We hope to invite whoever wins in District 6, along with Lorie Zapf, to a future Town Council meeting next year to discuss community issues in Clairemont.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Council Connection: Updates & Reminders

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Neighborhood Watch Information Meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 23


Clairemont Act One Presents: "Crimes of the Heart"

Here’s a trivia question for Clairemont residents: What does Clairemont have now that it didn’t have three years ago?  Answer: A community theatre company! Clairemont Act One Community Theatre was founded in 2011 by Katie Turner, who simply put a notice in the Clairemont Community News asking for anyone interested in community theatre to drop her a line.  A meeting of those responding was held, and Clairemont Act One was born.

The first production opened in time for Halloween 2011, and was an evening of dramatic readings of scary stories.  This was followed in December with a radio show production of A Christmas Carol.  Soon after, CAO grew to producing full length plays, beginning with Steel Magnolias in the spring of 2012, and followed several months later with Neil Simon’s California Suite.  They have also performed an original, full length play, Clued In, written by two of Clairemont Act One’s very own members. In addition, they’ve produced an evening of One Act plays and two fundraiser variety shows  CAO is currently hard at work on their ninth production , Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, which opens their fourth season on October 17th.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Submit Questions for the District 6 Candidate Forum

Clairemont Town Council and the Clairemont Chamber of Commerce will co-host a candidate forum for the District 6 seat on San Diego City Council.

The candidate forum will take place on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:00pm, and will be held inside Cadman Elementary (4370 Kamloop Ave., San Diego, CA 92117).

If you'd like to submit a question for the candidates, please fill out the forum below.

City Council District Map

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Clairemont Town Council Board Elections

Nomination time is open for offices on the Clairemont Town Council Board of Directors!

Have you wanted to be more involved in Clairemont Town Council? Now is the time to nominate yourself, or an interested neighbor, for offices on the Clairemont Town Council.

Nominations shall be accepted until the end of our October General Meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

The following offices, and those declared candidates thus far, shall be considered for election at our November General Meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014:

    - No Candidates Declared
    - Steve Innis (inc.)
    - Jack Vellis (inc.)
    - Rick Richard (inc.)
    - Steph Groce (inc.)
    - Arlen Garcia-Herbs (inc.)
    - Jennifer Campbell, M.D. (inc.)
    - Simone Henriques (inc.)

The term of office shall be for two (2) years commencing at our Inaugural Meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2014.

Members in good standing for the previous six (6) months at the time of the election are deemed qualified for the offices of Treasurer and Sergeant-at-Arms.

Members in good standing for the previous three (3) months at the time of the election, and who reside, or own a business, in their corresponding districts are deemed qualified for the offices of District Directors.

Members in good standing for the previous three (3) months at the time of the election, are deemed qualified for the offices of Directors-at-Large.

For more information, or to nominate yourself or someone else, please contact Eden Yaege, Chair of the Nominating and Elections Committee at Elections@ClairemontOnline.com, or via phone at 858.480.9430.

For information regarding the boundaries for Directors Central, East and West, please visit ClairemontOnline.com/Resources/Maps.

Eden Yaege
Director-at-Large / Acting Secretary

Council Connection: September 2014

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Dress for Success San Diego -- Donation Drive

Clairemont Town Council Partners With Dress for Success San Diego in Donations Drive

Together we can help more women in our community succeed in the workplace! Donating gently worn (or new!) professional attire to help disadvantaged women succeed is a generous act of kindness!

Looking professionally appropriate makes a huge difference in whether a woman will get hired. By donating business appropriate attire such as suits, shoes, purses, jewelry and unopened personal beauty items you will help give a woman a much better chance for success in the workplace!

As an extra benefit your donations will not only reduce the clutter in your closet but you will also receive a receipt for a tax write off!

Cash donations are gratefully accepted for the purchase of urgently needed accessories and special size clothing.

Please bring these things to the next Clairemont Town Council general meeting at 6:30pm on September 4, 2014 at the Cadman Elementary School Auditorium at 4370 Kamloop Ave San Diego, 92117.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary with Chili's

This month, Clairemont Town Council proudly turns 60.

Since 1954, Clairemont Town Council has been the voice of our Clairemont community to help support our schools, businesses, community improvement projects, and other issues that have helped shape the character of our community.

All month long, we are excited to celebrate our legacy with Chili's at Clairemont Town Square -- who is donating 15% of event day sales back to our organization, to help support our community grants. In order for this to work, please present this flyer to your server and let them know you're there for Clairemont Town Council.  

The more we raise, the more funds we can give back to our community!